NEWS AND EVENTS
The call for proposals for the MICATA Annual Conference is till open until February 1st!
The conference is scheduled for April 14th & 15th, 2023, at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.
Proposals for workshops, panels and regular conference sessions are all welcome and can be submitted here: http://micata.org/annual.../call-for-conferenceproposals .
SAVE THE DATE: Our 24th Annual Conference will be at University of Nebraska at Lincoln for 2023! The dates are Friday August 25th and Saturday August 26th.
NATI Update- 10/10/2022
Board of Directors 2022 Voting for re-election and to fill the 3 vacancies on our Board is closed as of 10/7/2022.
Karina Ruiz-Vargas, Wei Whitbeck, Victor Garcia, and Emma Lockard are remaining for another 2 year term.
New Board Members are: Sung Lam, Tom Fennel, and Chris Jacobs. We are thrilled to have them join us in their 2 year term!
"Get To Know The NATI Board" - We'll be interviewing Board Members about their experiences in the T&I profession. If you want some questions to be considered for the interviews, you can send an email to email@example.com or send a message to our NATI Facebook page.
You can access and watch all our videos on our YouTube channel. NATI YouTube Channel
NATI Had the opportunity to be interviewed on the Bonita Omaha Show. You can watch the video below, or go to YouTube to watch it: https://youtu.be/PGQSXCGk8Ko
Links to Covid-19 resources:
Survey for Community Needs- in English, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese: https://cip-dhhs.ne.gov/redcap/surveys/index.php?s=LJLLD49YXD&fbclid=IwAR3uoQSG6PEovy-J40kQmPkqn7XaIShZB9Ik8wmD6oZ0v80yzRj6t00nvek
Link to educational videos on COVID-19 from Governor’s office on ten ways to stay healthy and keep your family healthy during the pandemic and tips on what to do if you or family members become ill or have been exposed to the virus – available in Spanish, Arabic, Karen, Somali, Nepalese, and French https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCcDw3_CGhTVcVtxoGKRkjlQ/videos
ONLINE Training Opportunities:
Bridging the Gap is being offered by Colorado Language Connection.
See the link below for details.
Webinars provided through American Translators Association (ATA):
ATA members receive discounts on registration fees or attend for free.
For more information on topics, schedules, and dates and times click here.
Northwestern College in Iowa:
NWC will now be offering a one-year undergraduate certificate program for Spanish-English legal interpreting on an alternate year basis, and then also a one-year undergraduate Spanish-English medical interpreting certificate program on an alternate year basis.
Click this link for more information: https://www.nwciowa.edu/online/legal-interpreting-certificate?fbclid=IwAR2tcr4UTYhGxEaYFrBy33fG-_saa3iRsm2k_jtICGOaOcC8SLkJM_xKS8w
Nebraska Court Interpreter Certification
Nebraska Court Interpreter Orientation workshop schedule is currently not posted.
The workshop is an enjoyable and challenging opportunity to learn about court interpreting and network with professional interpreters and others who are interested in this career. Orientation is the first step toward certification as a court interpreter.
And here is the Language Access webpage, if you want more information:
**Pursuant to Nebraska Supreme Court rule, court interpreters must have no past felony convictions or pending felony criminal charges. In addition, in the preceding 5 years had no misdemeanor convictions or pending charges manifesting a significant deficiency in honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, or reliability. Disposition of any felony charges less than 5 years in the past other than by acquittal or dismissal (e.g., pretrial diversion) shall be the basis for denial of certification. Disposition of misdemeanor charges manifesting a significant deficiency in honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, or reliability less than 5 years in the past other than by acquittal or dismissal (e.g., pretrial diversion) may also preclude work as a court interpreter in this state. If you have questions regarding your qualification to work as a Nebraska court interpreter, please contact Jennifer Verhein at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rules on Interpreters per the Nebraska Supreme Court have been amended. Please click on the following hyperlink to download the PowerPoint to view these amendments. Amendments_to_NSC_Interp_Rules_12-2018
Iowa Court Interpreter Certification
Dates have been set for the Iowa Court Interpreter orientation workshop, written exam, and oral exam. Please visit the website for more information and registration forms.
Check out our Facebook page where you can find links to other training opportunities and news related to the profession: https://www.facebook.com/natihq/